Election commissioner to Trump: Show evidence of voter fraud

A commissioner on the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) called on President Trump to give proof of voter fraud, after he reportedly made further claims in a meeting with senators.

Trump reportedly blamed voter fraud for why both he and former Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteThe Hill's Morning Report: Koch Network re-evaluating midterm strategy amid frustrations with GOP Audit finds US Defense Department wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars US sends A-10 squadron to Afghanistan for first time in three years MORE (N.H.) lost in New Hampshire last November during a recent meeting with a bipartisan group of senators.

“The scheme the President of the United States alleges would constitute thousands of felony criminal offenses under New Hampshire law,” Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said in a statement Friday.

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“The President has issued an extraordinarily serious and specific charge,” added Weintraub, who is a Democrat but was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2002. "Allegations of this magnitude cannot be ignored.”

“I therefore call upon President Trump to immediately share his evidence with the public and with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities so that his allegations may be investigated promptly and thoroughly.”

Trump purportedly digressed from a planned discussion about Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nominee, during a closed-door meeting with senators from both parties Thursday.

Ayotte, who is currently serving as a “sherpa” liaison between the White House and senators dealing with Gorsuch’s nomination, was present for the huddle.

Trump allegedly claimed during Thursday’s meeting Ayotte’s reelection bid was spoiled by “thousands” of people from Massachusetts illegally casting ballots in New Hampshire.

The president, who has frequently claimed voter fraud occurred during the 2016 race, was reportedly met with silence after his remarks, according to one source who was present.

Trump said last Sunday he will have Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceAnti-Maduro Venezuelans not unlike anti-Castro Cubans of yore Congress is still doing nothing to save Christians in the Middle East Liberal students, colleges should learn from Liberty University's civility MORE oversee a special commission to oversee voter fraud.

“We’re going to look at it very, very carefully,” he told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly during an interview aired that afternoon.

“Look, Bill, we can be babies, but you take a look at the registration, you have illegals, you have dead people, you have this – it’s a really a bad situation, it’s really bad.”

Trump repeatedly warned of voter fraud during the 2016 race, but has since doubled-down on the idea after Electoral College win in November.

The president maintains voter fraud may explain why 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump Jr. met with Gulf adviser who offered help to win election: report Voters Dems need aren't impressed by anti-waterboarding showboating After year of investigation, Trump can rightly claim some vindication MORE defeated him in the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots.